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DEFINITION: Polymorphic malware is harmful, destructive or intrusive computer software such as a virus, worm, Trojan or spyware that constantly changes ("morphs"), making it difficult to detect with anti-malware programs. Evolution of the malicious code can occur in a variety of ways such as filename changes, compression and encryption with variable keys.Although the appearance of the code in polymorphic malware  … 
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Ten Ways to Stop a Ransomware Threat Targeting Healthcare Data
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
EGUIDE: Ransomware attacks are up across the board, but not many organizations are as vulnerable to targeted ransomware attacks as healthcare organizations. Uncover 10 ways that you can stop a ransomware threat from targeting your healthcare data, as shared by health IT expert Reda Chouffani.
Posted: 24 May 2017 | Published: 24 May 2017

Cisco Umbrella

Ransomware Defense For Dummies
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
WHITE PAPER: The rise of ransomware over the past few years is an ever-growing problem that has quickly become an extremely lucrative criminal enterprise. In Ransomware Defense For Dummies, uncover 5 chapters of in-depth information to keep your network safe and take ransomware head-on.
Posted: 19 May 2017 | Published: 19 May 2017

Cisco Umbrella

10 Common Security Challenges in Digital Healthcare
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
RESOURCE: With their wide range of connected device and applications, healthcare organizations are especially vulnerable to cyberthreats. Start building your network security strategy and explore 10 common security challenges.
Posted: 17 May 2017 | Published: 17 May 2017

Cisco Umbrella

Your Endpoint Essentials Checklist
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Discover a comprehensive checklist to ensure that your endpoints have essential features to protect your enterprise from ransomware and other malicious activities.
Posted: 16 May 2017 | Published: 16 May 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

4 Mobile Security Insights for CISOs
sponsored by Lookout
WHITE PAPER: Discover the four mobile security insights that you must know, about reducing mobile risks and the business value associated with fast remediation of mobile security incidents.
Posted: 12 May 2017 | Published: 12 May 2017

Lookout

Countering Evolving Cybersecurity Challenges
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn about an intelligent, new approach to network security that can seamlessly follow and protect data, provide actionable threat intelligence and close gaps left by legacy point products and platforms.
Posted: 03 May 2017 | Published: 23 Jan 2017

Fortinet, Inc.

What Every Organization Needs to Know Before, During, and After a Ransomware Attack
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide helps you defend against phishing emails, vulnerabilities in mobile devices, and infected websites. Assess your organization's ability to prevent, respond to, and remediate attacks with a ransomware survival checklist.
Posted: 02 May 2017 | Published: 02 May 2017

Proofpoint, Inc.

Prevent Full-Blown Breaches with Threat Response and Incident Intelligence
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The manual tasks it takes to aggregate, organize, and analyze data from all of the key systems and devices on your network can be incredibly time-consuming and can overwhelm security teams with their scope. Discover how to modernize security with threat response and incident intelligence.
Posted: 02 May 2017 | Published: 02 May 2017

Proofpoint, Inc.

Why Cybersecurity's Visibility Gap Matters, and How Organizations Can Solve It
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to close the cybersecurity visibility gap in an increasingly mobile world. Learn how to see beyond the confines of your network and endpoints to protect your people, brand, and data better.
Posted: 02 May 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Proofpoint, Inc.

Mapping the Ransomware Landscape
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide to ransomware details what you must know to keep your organization safe from a costly ransomware attack.
Posted: 02 May 2017 | Published: 09 Feb 2017

Fortinet, Inc.

Build Strong Security, Starting From The Device-Level
sponsored by Lenovo
EGUIDE: In this eGuide, take a look at physical security threats to which every computer—whether desktop PC, laptop or tablet— is vulnerable, and discover how to guard against them.
Posted: 01 May 2017 | Published: 01 May 2017

Lenovo

Unmask Evasive Threats: Zero-Day Threat Detection and App Containment
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to bolster your defense to catch up to and overcome advanced malware threats. Fortify endpoints and learn how to halt zero-day malware in its tracks by discovering which threat detection and containment tools can unmask the most sophisticated hidden threats.
Posted: 11 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

McAfee, Inc.

Focus ASEAN: Security & Digital Transformation
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: With cyber threats and attacks making headlines almost every day, governments and enterprises in Southeast Asia are placing greater emphasis on shoring up their cyber defenses, more so as they transform their economies digitally.
Posted: 10 Apr 2017 | Published: 11 Apr 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Focus ANZ: Security & Digital Transformation
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: With cyber threats and attacks making headlines almost every day, cyber security has now become a key focus of many governments and enterprises all over the world. In this e-guide, read about the new measures the Australian government is putting in placeto protect critical systems from cyber attacks.
Posted: 07 Apr 2017 | Published: 07 Apr 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

What is Enterprise Mobile Security?
sponsored by Lookout
EBOOK: Download this eBook to find out why EMM and MDM are not enough to ensure a secure mobile enterprise and understand where the fault lies in today's EMM/MDM initiatives.
Posted: 31 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2017

Lookout

Your Guide to Spotting and Preventing Malware Infection
sponsored by Solarwinds MSP
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the types of attacks facing a typical network and uncover some successful mitigation strategies IT professionals have implemented to protect their networks.
Posted: 28 Feb 2017 | Published: 28 Feb 2017

Solarwinds MSP

Busting the Myth of the Malware “Silver Bullet”
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to architect an anti-malware and endpoint security toolbox that relies on coordinating multi-layer, sophisticated defense. Discover which technologies can be connected to bolster your security posture, and learn about 3 critical layers of defense for keeping up with modern threats.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 16 Feb 2017

McAfee, Inc.

Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
RESEARCH CONTENT: 90% of companies now use cloud services, not all of it sanctioned by IT. Moreover, more sensitive data is being stored in the cloud outside the visibility and control of IT. Learn more "Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky."
Posted: 10 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

McAfee, Inc.

Ransomware: What every healthcare organization needs to know
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
EBOOK: In the healthcare industry, information security is critical. It's also a tremendous challenge, now more than ever before. In this e-book, you'll learn about the impact of ransomware on the myriad of networkable devices being used to improve patient care today.
Posted: 08 Feb 2017 | Published: 08 Feb 2017

Cisco Umbrella

Threat Hunting For Dummies
sponsored by Carbon Black
EBOOK: It's time to get proactive with threat hunting. In this Threat Hunting for Dummies e-book learn how to optimize your tools for endpoint visibility and threat intelligence and uncover 10 tips for creating effective threat hunting strategies.
Posted: 09 May 2017 | Published: 08 May 2017

Carbon Black

A Network Manager's Guide to Ransomware
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella and Dimension Data
RESOURCE: Learn the most common methods of operation for ransomware and what your organization can do to reduce your vulnerability to it. Also discover handy flowcharts detailing the timelines of web-based and email-based ransomware infections, the components of a strong prevention strategy, and more.
Posted: 27 Mar 2017 | Published: 27 Mar 2017

Cisco Umbrella and Dimension Data

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Cybersecurity Advances
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: In this issue of Information Security magazine, we look at machine learning in security and how recent advances may bolster your defenses.
Posted: 01 Mar 2017 | Published: 01 Mar 2017

SearchSecurity.com

SWIFT Banking System Boosts Security Following Cyberattacks
sponsored by BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
EGUIDE: Following a number of attacks on the SWIFT banking system that led to the theft of millions of dollars, SWIFT promised new rules to improve security for bank transfers. In this e-guide, we examine these targeted malware attacks and explore SWIFT's response to them. Find out if their 5-part strategic program was enough to bolster security.
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017


Why Ransomware Attacks Are A Growing Threat To Health IT
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
EGUIDE: Health data is some of the most valuable data on the black market right now, but that's not the only reason the healthcare industry is such a target for ransomware attacks. Discover 4 more risk factors in this expert e-guide.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 15 Feb 2017

Cisco Umbrella

How to Prevent and Respond to a Healthcare Ransomware Infection
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, consultant Ernie Hayden shares tips on preparing for ransomware attacks through measures like managing account privileges, as well as how to handle infections once they've happened.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 02 Feb 2017

Cisco Umbrella
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MALWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  varies with each "mutation," the essential function usually remains the same. For example, a spyware program intended to act as a keylogger will continue to perform that function even though its signature changes. If the malicious program is discovered by an anti-malware vendor and its signature is added to a downloadable database, the anti-malware program will fail to detect the rogue code after the signature has changed, just as if a new virus, worm, Trojan or spyware program has emerged. In this way, malware creators gain an advantage over countermeasure developers.The best method … 
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